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Jason J. Mendro is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he practices in the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Mendro has extensive experience defending class and derivative action lawsuits at the trial and appellate level. Mr. Mendro recently earned national acclaim, being named "Litigator of the Week" by The American Lawyer, for his role in winning dismissal of a major data breach class action. In 2014, he was one of ten attorneys nationwide to be recognized by Law360 as a "Rising Star" in the category of securities law. Mr. Mendro authors a chapter of a leading treatise on securities litigation and is a member of the Steering Committee of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Litigation Practice Group, which is consistently ranked as one of the top securities litigation practices in the country.
Mr. Mendro has defended numerous securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions. Mr. Mendro played a leading role in the following representations, among others:
Mr. Mendro has also defended complex litigation involving a broad spectrum of other disputes, including data breach litigation and claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and whistleblower protection laws. He has conducted internal investigations, represented special litigation committees, and defended companies in investigations and actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Securities and Exchange Commission, self-regulatory organizations, and large coalitions of state attorneys general.
Mr. Mendro also has significant experience in appellate litigation and challenges to administrative rulemakings. Among other matters, Mr. Mendro was a key contributor to successful challenges to controversial regulations with sweeping implications for the global swaps market, as well as a precedent-setting appellate victory that reversed a multi-million-dollar jury verdict under the False Claims Act.
Mr. Mendro graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, where he graduated first in his class. Mr. Mendro also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Mendro is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C., New York, California, and numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits.
Harvard University - 2002 Juris Doctor
University of Florida - 1998 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar